It's that time of the week for CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most interesting stories from the past seven days. Ryan Lawler, Drew Olanoff (clad in his Google Glass), and I discussed all things Google I/O, including Larry Page's keynote, Google+'s new photo features, and the latest Google Glass apps and more. Show More Summary
Happy birthday, Tina Fey! May 18 marks the 43rd birthday of the beloved actress, writer, and comedian. While Fey may be best known for her...
Salman Rushdie ruminates on a writer’s relationship with race and geography: “Western writers have never doubted that their subject matter is interesting—even if it’s very local or parochial,” he said, and advised all writers to “just make the same assumption.” He also noted that Western writers have also felt free to write about any place […]
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Cloudera Developer Kit. This kit will help developers build applications in Hadoop environments by providing them with API tools and reducing the barriers to entry. Show More Summary
Even though I’m a writer, I love scenes that communicate volumes without any dialogue. First, a more recent example, followed by the gold standard — my favorite big screen denouement. Of course, it helps to have Bill Murray and Joseph Cotten. Filed under: Film Tagged: Rushmore, The Third Man
Well+Good's senior staff writer, Lisa Elaine Held, is also a BRCA mutation carrier. Here, she offers her thoughts on Angelina Jolie's famed editorial.
Cloning technology may permit scientists to revive extinct species. The writers of Mother Jones contemplated which species they'd like to bring back from the dead. Maddie Oatman proposes the saber-toothed tiger: The saber-toothed tiger...Show More Summary
The St. Louis Cardinals entered the quarter-season mark of 2013 with the best record in baseball. To say that exceeds the expectations of some is quite the understatement. Many, arguably most, baseball writers had the Cincinnati Reds picked as clear favorites to win the National League Central Division. Show More Summary
Robin Hardy’s 1973 British horror classic The Wicker Man was based upon David Pinner‘s 1967 novel “Ritual.” 35 years later, Pinner announces that he’s penned a sequel. And the title, well, it’s actually pretty great… “The Wicca Woman.” “I’ve just completed the sequel to ‘Ritual,’ after all these years, called ‘The Wicca Woman,’” Pinner tells... Read More
French producer Charles Gillibert and filmmaker Alexandre Aja have jointly acquired adaptation rights to American writer Laura Kasischke’s bestseller In a Perfect World, Screen Daily writes. “In A Perfect World revolves around, newly-married, former flight attendant Jiselle, who is surviving life as a new stepmother to three children. Show More Summary
Part of the fun of this job is that sometimes, we get to disagree with our fellow writers. One of my compatriots recently composed a piece titled “Sony PlayStation 4 Riding Wave Of Twice The Social Media Buzz Of New Microsoft Xbox.” In it, he speaks to social media tracking expert Jen Handley of Fizziology, [...]
The top story for the Houston Texans over the last 48 hours has been the history of Ed Reed’s hip injury. John McClain, Texans beat writer for the Houston Chronicle, first made it known to the world: Last week, FS Ed Reed underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a small labral tear in his hip. Show More Summary
The Disney Princess Merida makeover is being called “blatant sexim” by its critics, including Brave writer and co-director, Brenda Chapman. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Disney Princess Merida makeover caused quite a backlash from the public. The original Disney Princess Merida was hailed as a positive role model for girls because she was independent, active [...]Show More Summary
Yari Yari Ntoaso is an international conference on literature by women of African ancestry. You can follow in on Twitter using #YariYari hashtag or on Kinna Reads blog. Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper
Rajon Rondo is one of the most polarizing players in the NBA, especially when it comes to discussions of his value. Coaches, players and writers in league circles often list him amongst the best players in the league. Others, however,...Show More Summary
When you’re an insomniac freelance writer who works from home, you end up seeing a lot of infomercials, and eventually, those things will wear you down. No matter how skeptical you might start off, you will eventually get to a...
Back in 2000, Dan Brown changed my life. I have a Masters in Theology from the University of Oxford and religion, art history, architecture and spirituality are just some of my obsessions. Up until 2000, I thought that the only option to be a successful author in that arena was to follow in the footsteps [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. As beat writer Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette points out, the Pens have now pinned Ottawa...Show More Summary
It's never occurred to me that tea could be a pie flavor, but it has to Sarah Baird, a writer and cook in New Orleans. Her pie filling recipe includes ground cloves, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and the contents of chai tea bags. Link (Photo: Sarah Baird)
We're familiar with the phenomenon where a show is in the final moments of its season finale, and all of a sudden there's a wacky twist that the writers thought would make people freak out over the summer. Often, viewers are left wondering more "What were they thinking?" than "What's next?" As in the case of Vampire Diaries. Read more...